Temperatures will steadily climb throughout the week and even possibly break record highs by the weekend, according to Dave Groenert, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Tuesday will likely be the most mild in the upcoming week, reaching a high of 81 degrees. But Wednesday, temperatures could get close to 90 degrees, Groenert said. By Friday the high is predicted to be 92. Over the weekend, the highs are predicted to be in the upper 90s but could get up to 100 degrees, in record-breaking territory, Groenert said.
The record high for Saturday is 98 degrees, set in 1969. The record high for Sunday is 96 degrees, set in 1882, Groenert said.
The normal temperature for this time is within the mid- to high 70s, so residents will be dealing with above-normal temperatures throughout the entire week, he said.
It’s likely we’re in for the long haul regarding these highs. Periods of cooler weather are predicted to be brief and won’t substantially bring temperatures down, Groenert said.
“The switch has been flipped,” Groenert said.